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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Wide Panoramic Hemagiri Waterfalls: A Rustic Day Trip from Bangalore

There is something calming about the sound of water and when it is tumbles across a wide landscape surrounded by lush greenery, the feeling is nothing short of heaven. Such a heaven can be found in rural Karnataka on the river Hemavathi just before it joins the mighty KRS dam. I am talking about the Hemagiri falls that is caused due to a weir on the wide Hemavati river here.

Located at Bandihole, this weir was created to supply water to the surrounding villages and their farmlands. And when the river has good flow, this weir overflows and forms the Hemagiri falls across the entire width of the river. Due to the copious rains this year, the Hemavathi river is carrying a lot of water amd thus the Hemagiri falls is out in all its glory. When the flow is low, you can safely go under it and take a natural waterfall shower, but when the flow is heavy, all you can do is find a nice spot near it, admire the lush nature around and lose yourself in the roar of the waterfall.

Hemavathi river, Karnataka

So, the next time you are thinking of a day trip from Bangalore, think of this rustic destination. Not only do you get to enjoy this panoramic waterfall, you get to experience the many ancient temples located in the vicinity. And the best part is that there are hardly any crowds here. So, a perfect hidden weekend getaway.

Hemagiri Falls on the Hemavathy river

How to reach here:

The best way to reach this place is by road. There are 2 routes. One via Mysore road and the other via Tumkur road.

Via Mysore road: Bangalore –> Nice road Mysore road exit –> Mandya –>Srirangapatna –> Krishnarajapete –> Bandihole –> Hemagiri Falls

Via Tumkur road: Bangalore –> Nice road Tumkur road exit –> Nelamangala –> Kunigal –> Nelligere –> Kanthapura –> Krishnarajapete –> Bandihole –> Hemagiri Falls

The nearest railway station would be Mysore and the nearest large airport would be Bangalore.

Other nearby tourist attractions:

1) Lakshmi Narayana Temple at Hosaholalu

2) The temple town of Melukote

3) The world’s largest monolithic statue at Shravanabelagola

4) Somnathpur Chennakeshava temple

5) KRS Dam and Brindavan Gardens

6) Mysore palace and Chamundeshwari temple

7) The historical town of Srirangapatna

8) Hoysaleswara temple at Halebid

9) Belur Chennakeshava temple

10) Lakshmi Devi temple at Doddagaddavalli

11) Shettihalli Rosary Church ruins

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